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it out of the park. 500 uncommitted voters were asked who won this debate. 46% said romney was the winner, while only 22% said that the president was the victor this time. as for their view of romney, the man who has been fighting to ensure that he relates to the average american, 56% of the polls said they had a better opinion of the former governor after this debate. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> his proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for the military. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. he's been asked over 100 times how he would close those loophole, and he hasn't identified them. >> if the tax plan he described airplane tax plan i was asked to support, i'd say absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. i've said i won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the did deficit. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying the his big idea is never mind. >> my priority is jobs. there's nothing better. having more people working, earning more money, p
: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio, while mitt romney rallied supporters. the republican team was across the key battleground states saturday. >> we need ohio. if we get ohio we can take back america. >> reporter: the stakes are high. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. at a rally in portsmouth, romney told the crowd he sees the enthusiasm growing. >> when i am president, i will save the american family and get good jobs for every american. >> i bet on american workers and engine newt and three years later the bet is paying off in a big way. the president arrived in virginia saturday as his campaign announced a fundraising milestone. they said 4 million people have donated money for president obama's re-election bid. the president will spend the next few days cramming for the debate. romney had the boost in the first race. president obama has pledged to be more aggressiveny round 2 tuesday night. cbs news. >> and you can watch tuesday night's second presidential debate on cbs 5 at 6:00. it will be a town hall style enforcement allowing peopl
romney ran a few victory laps today after public opinion polls gave him the win in the first debate. the president found the energy today that he lacked last night. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the debate has given both campaigns new direction. >> reporter: mitt romney teamed up with running mate paul ryan for a rally in virginia. their campaign reinvigorated by romney's performance in wednesday night's debate. >> i got the chance to ask the president questions that people have wanted to ask him. why is it that he pushed obamacare? >> reporter: a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters said romney won the debate 2 to 1 over president obama whom even democrats described as lackluster. a more energetic president greeted supporters in wisconsin. he suggested his opponent was out of sorts. >> when i got on the stage i met this already spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: pr
and former governor mitt romney will go head to head in the second of their three televised election debates. this time in a town hall-type discussion with voters. elizabeth cook takes a look at how both men are preparing. liz? >> reporter: well ken, a debate prep has been more like a conclusion for president barack obama and mitt romney, staying behind closed doors as they prepare for tomorrow night's debate. after joking that his debate prep was a, "drag." president obama showed supporters at a campaign office in a weekend of virginia that he is hitting the books. john kerry is standing in for romney. the president's team vowed that they would up their performance after the first time around. >> i think he'll be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country. >> mitt romney was only seen briefly during his preparations, heading in and out of church yesterday. the ohio senator says that the romney campaign is getting ready to rumble. >> i think president obama will come out swinging. he'll have to compensate for a poor first debate. and that will be consistent
. it was his performance that set the tone, but governor romney did not let him get away with it. >> very little of what romney said was true. >> we saw a more aggressive president out of the gate. a different mr. obama. >> you stood in front of a coal plant and pointed at it and said, this plant kills. and took great pride in shutting it down. now suddenly, you are a champion of coal. >> have you looked at your pension? >> i have to say. >> mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >> you know, i don't look at my pension, it's not as big as yours, so it doesn't take as long. >> governor romney was prepared. >> my priority is jobbed. we can't afford four more years like the last four years. what i can do is it's more attracted to come to america. we don't have to live like this. we can get this economy going again. >> what was very different in round two, the tone was often con battive. >> i don't any anyone really believes that you're a person who is going to be pushing for oil and gas and coal. you'll get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. the answer is, i don't
of the most talked about moments of last night's presidential debate. within minutes, mitt romney's comment had its own twitter account. with both candidates running out of time to sway undecided voters, both are focusing on women right now. nancy shows us romney's may have backfired. >> reporter: an audience member catherine fenton gave both candidates the perfect opening. >> in what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72% of their what male counterparts earn? >> is this a great question. i was raised by a single mom who had put herself through school while looking after two kids. >> reporter: president obama pointed out that the first bill he signd when he took office gave -- signed when he took office gave women more leeway to shoe employers over unequal pay. >> i have two daughters, and i want to make sure they have the same opportunities anybody's sons have. >> reporter: romney argued he made hiring women a priority when he was elected governor of massachusetts in 2002. >> we took a concerted effort to go out a
intended to happen. >> richard murdock's comments at a debate start on the same day that mitt romney started airing this tv ad endorsing murdock. >> this fall i'm supporting richard murdock for the senate. >> reporter: but tonight the romney camp issued a statement saying that romney disagrees with murdock's views on rape. this is the second candidate to make controversial comments about rape and pregnancy this campaign season. missouri's todd aiken faced a stream of criticism, but refused to with draw from the race. -- to withdraw from the race. >> this candidate murdock, is he a political newcomer? >> not at all. he has been part of politics since the 1980s. this is his second term as treasurer. he has also served several different local and state positions. >> will be interesting to see what the headlines are tomorrow. >> very interesting. >> liz, thank you. >>> well, if you sat down in front of the tv last night, you certainly had a lot of options, and tonight we can declare a winner. in third place, the giants absolute dismantling of the st. louis cardinals. about 8 million am
: as mitt romney jets among swing states in the final days before the election, he's also taking a step away from a senate candidate mired in controversy. >> this is that issue that every credit -- >> reporter: richard murdock is running for senate in indiana, and people are focused on his comment about rape and abortion. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: hours later, murdock was apologizing but that his comments were misunderstood. >> i don't think god wants rape. i don't think he wants that at all. because rape is evil. i abhor evil. >> reporter: it is an awkward position fiduciary romney, he -- he endorsed murdock in august. >> i'm something richard murdock for senate. >> reporter: and he endorsed him in this ad airing this week. >> it's really bad timing for romney and the election. people are viewing it through their own lens. they got to make this close. anything like this matters. >> reporter: it has sparked a frenz frenzs of new ads -- frenzy of new ads. >> we got to get this guy electe
. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney began the final months sprint to election day. romney spends his second day in florida fresh off of the debate trying to keep up the momentum. meanwhile, mr. obama is coming to california for two days of fund raising and a couple of rallies he got a boost and puts the lowest level in the presidency and the president is going to stop in los angeles and san francisco tomorrow and in the town of keen near bakersfield and they going to designate a national monument to the former home of latino farm worker leader cesar chavez and chavez who died in 1993d much of the work for farm workers while living in east san jose. >>> and that is not the way bay area fans wanted to start the play-offs, unfortunately. >> and that is still a start. still to come, how the giants and as faired as the post season is in the full swing. >> and is the worst of it over when it comes to the sudden surge in gas prices? the latest numbers from our local metro area. . >> first, clear skies later for the bay area and must be why they call it sunday. the temperatures in
-to-head. romney used senator rob portman of ohioo act as his opponent. john kerry played the role of roy for the president. supporters of each candidaty both men are ready. 00:10 "i think both of theme excellent in their own way.i think you could argue that t has had a lot more experien" :17 butt to: :00:46 "the president has a day job, the president's been president d has not had the time to practice, all we hear abouts that mitt romeny's been practicing, practicing practicing wherever he goes7 today, president obama headd headed to las vegas while mitt >>> i think that you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job, he has been the president and he does not have a lot to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing wherever he goes. >> today, president obama headed to las vegas for a campaign event, while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> one of the most highly contested states is nevada, where unemployment is 12.5%, the highest in the nation. their presidential race there is extremely clos
polls say the race is tightening. wednesday's debate gave romney much needed -- >> we're going to win florida and take back the white house. >> reporter: american leadership will return if he's elected is what some had to say. >> i'll take the care and restore the principles. >> reporter: romney is expected to start with a major speech on foreign policy monday. >> tomorrow president obama will attend a campaign fundraiser in san francisco. it's his final berry visit before the election. >>> this week the vice presidentable candidates will have their first meeting. as we saw before, the campaigns are busy preparing the public for what we might see >> reporter: count down to the presidential debate has begin. the candidates are preparing to go head to head on the heels of last week's presidential debate >> i think paul will do a great job and biden is great at this stuff. >> reporter: after obama's poor showing, many are hoping biden will pull this out. >> i'm hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth
of obama, romney, round one. which candidates can claim the highest television rattings and which vp candidate gets honorable mention? i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. there has been a huge spike in the gas pump and it happened overnight. kit doe on the reasons why gas stations are pushing a 10 to 30- cent jump. fill her up, kit. >> reporter: dana, in a simple supply, demand economics. a number of refineries shut down for a various number of reasons. one of which is the heat. >> the record heat that has been sweeping was apparently too much for the power grid in southern california. the exxon mobile refinery shut down yesterday after the facility lost power. says the heat caused a transformer at a nearby substation to malfunction. combine that with the refinery in richmond, and you have yet another perfect storm for high gas prices. the wholesale cost shot up $1.06 in one week. by friday, retail prices could spike 30 cents. if it keeps up, station owners will have to sell it at $4.75 a gallon to break even. 12 miles to the gallon in the city. blaming high gas pr
potentially bad news for the obama campaign. the latest poll is showing mitt romney's lead widening. a seven day rolling average puts governor romney at 52% to the president's 45%. president obama and governor romney were in the same place at the same time tonight. instead of trading barbs they traded one liners. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney took a break from their contentious campaigns for a night of laughs at a new york charity event. they poked fun at themselves and each other. >> in the spirit of sesame street the president's remarks are brought to you by the letter o i and the number 16 trillion. >> i went shopping at stores in midtown. i understand governor romney went shopping for some stores in midtown. >> reporter: a white tie catholic charity fundraiser. >> it's nice to relax and wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> mitt is his middle name. i wish i could use my middle name. >> reporter: the al smith dinner has been a traditional stop for presidential candidates since the end of world war ii. both candidates got laughs. >> of course i'm pleased that the pre
or her if romney wins. >> in florida the vice presidential pulled out greatest hits as he delivered a montage of campaign attacks. >> the president has a new term. he calls it romnesia. >> romney's investment history. >> a lot more than a swiss bank account and accounts in the grand kay men islands -- caymen islands. >> taken the lead in several national polls. has him up by 6. shows romney's support growing in swing states. >> pennsylvania you are going to help us elect mitt romney. the next president of the united states. >> romney is gaining ground. today vice presidential nominee paul ryan made one of his first stops in the state. campaign sources say they are considering spending money on television ads. later in the battleground state of ohio ryan helped his focus centered on the president's policies. >> this is not just about jobs. it's not just about debtor the economy. -- debt or the economy. it is about the meaning of america. . >> two weeks to go until election day, the biggest game changer could be what happens right here on monday night, the third and final debate. it's
this evening. campaign 2012 tonight with president obama and governor romney's third and final debate. already according to the polls, there is a clear winner. cbs 5 reporter grace lee heads up our coverage tonight. grace? >> reporter: dana, we view been tracking the perceived win -- we have been tracking the perceived winner. the second victory was given to the president, but this time around, the president dominated again,53% said they thought president obama won, 23% believe mitt romney was the winner, and 24% say it was a tie. and while it was suppose to be all about foreign affairs, both brought up domestic policies repeatedly. >> reporter: it was the final debate. >> and now, we cannot kill our way out of this mess. >> governor romney, i'm glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest political threat facing america, you said russia. not al qaeda, you said russia. and the 1980s are now calling it for their foreign policy bank. because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> i have clear eyes on this. i'm not going to
dignity lives on. in keen, cbs 5. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney's performance in last week's debate has given him a big bounce right past the president in one new national poll. a research survey out this afternoon gives the republican nominee a 4 point edge among likely voters. president obama had an 8 point lead in that same poll three weeks ago. romney gained ground in a couple key demographics. the pew poll shows he pulled even with the president among women voters. erasing an 18 point obama lead going into the debate. and the republican nominee is also doing better with younger voters. his popularity with the under 30 crowd jumped 10 percentage points in the days following the debate. romney is capitalizing on his post debate bounce, turning the tables on president's attacks on his foreign policy knowledge. the republican nominee told an audience at the virginia military institute that the president's leadership has been especially lacking in the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change cour
. the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. i've had it up to here. it's about time they take some responsibility here. >> congressman ryan was not afraid to fire back, attacking the vp for his notorious public gab and his need to shine in this debate. >> mitt romney is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in this country. with respect to that quote, i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >> i know you are under a lot of duress, but i think people will be better served if we don't interrupt each other. >> don't take all the four minutes then. >> that layed the ground work for the tone, with the two candidates unafraid to mix it up. >> not mathematically possible. >> it's been done before. it's what we are proposing. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times. >> right-hand lane reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> go to my website, he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you s
the can -- today the candidates were back it. the president using terms like "sketchy." >> today romney hit back. >> he's changing up so much and backtracking and side stepping, we have to name this condition he's going through. i think, i think it's called romnesia. >> the president accused romney of switching positions on abortion, tax cut and energy production into if you come down with a condition of romnesia and can't remember the policies on your web site, or the promises you made over the six years you have been running for president, here's the good news, obama care covers preexisting conditions. >> vice president biden picked up on the rom niecea rip, saying paul ryan had contracted that disease. the romney camp is firing back, a senior adviser says he was stunned by mr. obama's romnesia remarks. and on the campaign trail romney tried to turn the attacks on the president. >> have you been watching the obama campaign. they have no agenda for the future, no agenda for america, no agenda for a second term. it's a good thing they won't have a second term. they have -- they have bee
stakes surrounding the first debate. >>> mitt romney rallied supporters at denver's air and space museum before retreating for the debate practice. >> i believe that the people of colorado, they will choose a better way for our country. that we cannot afford four more years that could last four years. >> reporter: wednesday night is the republican hopeful that will meet them on stage at the university of denver for their first debate. >> i'm calling them right now. >> reporter: the gop volunteers who had been working the phones said that there are still undecided voters that they could win over. >> a lot of people are waiting until the debate on wednesday. that will be a big thing for some people. >> reporter: and colorado is a battleground state that went for president obama in 2008. the republicans here say that they have already made about four times the phone calls as this time four years ago. a new washington post poll gives the president a comfortable 11-point lead when it comes to the swing states like colorado. >> i feel like he actually has a plan where romney, you know, i have
words in the english language. >> call it a war of words. the obama and romney campaigns are squabbling over vice president joe biden's use of the word we in thursday night's debate. he was responding to charges that the state department turned down requests for more security in libya before last month's terror attack that killed three other americans. >> we weren't told that one wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, says biden contradicted sworn testimony from state department officials. they said requests for increased security in libya were denied. >> american citizens have a right to know just what's going on and we're going to find out and this is a time for us to make sure we do find out. >> but the white house says the we, vice president biden was referring to, is not the entire administration. >> the vice president was speaking about himself and the president and the white house. he was not referring to the administration. >> spokesman jay says the vice president wouldn't have known about security
're stuck with this system, we'll see what the future holds. >> both president obama and mitt romney spent the day rallying voters in key battleground states. they are making a late push as they each prepare for a critical debate this tuesday. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio, while milt romney rallied supporters. the republican team fanned out across the key battle ground state saturday. >> we need ohio! if we get ohio, we're going to able to take back america! >> reporter: no republican has won the white house without winning ohio. he told a crowd he sees the enthusiasm going. >> i'm going to help save the american families and get good jobs for every americans. >> reporter: voters say the economy is number one issue in this election. >> i bit on the american workers and ingenuity, and three years later, that is paying off in a big way. >> reporter: he argues that his job to help the auto industry saved jobs about. >> it to our auto industry has created nearly a quart ore of million new jobs right here in america. >> reporter: the president arrived in virg
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are getting ready for final debate more than 24 hours from now. what they are doing to make sure they have the right answers. >> from the strike -- why it took her two days to realize what it was. democratic candidate for president in 19-72 -- has d. >>> former senator who is the democratic candidate for president in 1972 has died. a decorated world war ii hero was a fierce opponent because he knew firsthand what war could be. he tried to make the water gate scandal but the liberal could not escape mistakes in his own campaign. he was 90. tomorrow is the last day to register to vote for next month's election and tomorrow's also the final time we'll see the presidential candidates square off in a debate. daniel tells us it's all about foreign policy. >> mitt romney took a break in florida to watch staffers take on the media in a flag football game. said he had strategy for victory. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out. the debates help make this race a dead heat. >> the president who created this image in some voters that was kno
the battleground states. brb and mitt romney have cover -- president obama and mitt romney have covered ten 10,000 miles in just a few days. they're going back to the big issue to seal the deal. >> this election is there for a big choice and america wants to see big changes and we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> we can't afford to go back to the same policies that got us into the mess we have to stick with the policies to get us out of the mess. >> president obama has already cast his ballot and made history in chicago this afternoon as the first sitting president to vote early. >> california governor jerry brown is making a last ditch effort for prop 30. it finds the education measure is struggling to reach 50% of support. 8% are undecided. grace leon how the governor is trying a new measure. >> that's why i am spending every day that i can between now and the election going around asking people to vote yes on 30. >> make no mistake, it is not easy, not easy at all for businesses to support a tax increase. >> with the support of of the bay area council t
jersey instead. mitt romney was in ohio collecting money and relief supplies for storm victims. >> i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people who are in need. your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> reporter: from the white house president obama has been calling the governors of storm- ravaged states. one of romney's key supporters has been praising the president's leadership. >> cooperation has been great here on the ground. and the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> reporter: while the president remains in washington he's getting help on the campaign trail from former president bill clinton. >> i have worked very hard in this election and i'm not running for anything. >> reporter: clinton was in minnesota tuesday, a state where the race is tightening. he's expected to campaign in six battleground states for president obama before election day. >> social media may hold the key to identifying whoever smashed a muni bus in the riots following the giants
romney busy studying right now while their running mates are campaigning in the must-win states and in florida yesterday, and paul ryan in pennsylvania and ohio. polls show president obama in the lead in most of the swing states but romney is gaping ground. for now, both candidates are in seclusion preparing for tomorrow night's final debate in boca raton, florida. can you watch that live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 and on cbs >>> in the local front, the state's political front said the nation's campaign is illegal and has to be returned. the $100,000 donation was to the campaign of rose herrera and came from a political action committee which is controlled by san jose mayor chuck reid. the city's police officer's association complained that the donation to the -- about the donation to the california fair political practices commission. >> we reissued the letter support to rossett few weeks ago calling for her to repudiate and disa vow the money from the mayor's committee to the committee supporting re-election. even today they're out together coordinating campaigns, walking d
race, those votes could make a difference. mitt romney was in florida which began early voting today and he held rallies in three florida cities telling supporters it's time for a change. >> the supporters of the president has this chant. i like ten more days better. ten moreties and you'll be step -- >> ten moredays and you'll be stepping into a voting booth. >> with hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast, both campaigns have been forced to change their travel schedule. romney scrapped a trip to virginia tomorrow. instead he'll head to ohio. the president pushed the trip to florida to sunday night to beat the storm. >>> and speaking of hurricane sandy, it is now the second largest hurricane in the atlantic since hurricane lily in 1988. several governors along the east coast are declaring states of emergency and also usualing people to -- urging people to move inland. cbs reporter randall pinkston is on coney island with what people can do. >> reporter: there's no term as frankenstorm but that's what they're calling hurricane sandy. bad news for everien in its -- everybody in
a bird in the hand is worth three in the books. >> as you might expect, president obama and mitt romney saw today's job numbers much differently. >> today's news should give us some endirgement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other sim to talk some political points. >> the truth is, if the same people were working on the force, why would the reality be over 40%. >> they have been out of work six months or more. economists say we need to hire $425 every month to make a dent. >>> another deadly officer involved shooting. only this time it happened in a usually quiet community in heyward. it all started this morning when police stopped a stolen car near briar gateway and vanned deer built street. what left next that a r left a neighborhood shot. >> i was inside of his. >> shoes and evidence markers. investigators pressuring and documenting the scene. it's the too familiar aftermath of another shooting. this one involving a heyward police officer that left the suspect dead. >> hi approached the vehicle. he ordered that occupant self times to show his hands. the suspect did not compl
to be enacted. as a matter of fact, romney said he would not, but the savings are just enormous. so it is that, assault weapon, obviously the desert bill, the tahoe bill, and the wetlands in san francisco bay. i get such a kick, phil, when i fly in at what used to be dominant orange ponds at the south end of the bay, is salt ponds, now turning green with wetlands. and i think, you know, i had something to do with this. i put that deal together. >> if you had to vote to take back, which would it be? >> it would be iraq. and i will tell you why. i was on intelligence. i read the classified report twice, the big report. i read the white paper twice. the unclassified report. i listened to speeches by dick cheney, by george bush. i saw the secretary of state come out before the security council of the united nations and say this vile contains biological weapons from mobile biological laps in iraq and i believed them and i believed the intelligence and i voted to go to war in iraq and the intelligence was wrong. >> and her opponent in the senate race, elizabeth empkin. we
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